Geographical passwords worth their salt
It's much easier to remember a place you have visited than a long, complicated password, which is why computer scientist Ziyad Al-Salloum of ZSS-Research in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, is developing a system he calls geographical ...
Researchers test quantum encryption hacking risk
(Phys.org) —Quantum communication systems offer the promise of virtually unbreakable encryption. Unlike classical encryption, which is used to send secure data over networks today and whose security depends ...
Are squiggly lines the future of password security?
As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more critical ...
'Password fatigue' haunts Internet masses
Looking for a safe password? You can give HQbgbiZVu9AWcqoSZ mChwgtMYTrM7HE3ObVWGepMe OsJf4iHMyNXMT1BrySA4d7 a try. Good luck memorizing it.
Spain smashes global 'zombie' computer network: police
Spanish police said on Wednesday they had arrested three men suspected of building the world's biggest network of virus-infected computers which hijacked more than 13 million PCs.
Death leaves online lives in limbo
(AP) -- When Jerald Spangenberg collapsed and died in the middle of a quest in an online game, his daughter embarked on a quest of her own: to let her father's gaming friends know that he hadn't just decided ...
Sony PlayStation Network hacked again by resetting user passwords
Child's 'mental number line' affects memory for numbers
As children in Western cultures grow, they learn to place numbers on a mental number line, with smaller numbers to the left and spaced further apart than the larger numbers on the right. Then the number line changes to become ...
Android rises to top—in malware threats, survey shows
The Android operating system accounted for 79 percent of all malware infections on smartphones, and the threat is multiplying, a security firm said Thursday.
Employers ask job seekers for Facebook passwords
(AP) -- When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username ...
Admin password spells trouble in recent WordPress attacks
Massive breach at eBay, which urges password change (Update 2)
US online giant eBay said Wednesday cyberattackers broke into its database containing customer passwords and other personal data in what could be one of the biggest breaches of its kind.
Hotmail in hot water over password flaw, rushes fix
Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.